Justin D Jimison wrote:
> well, I'm so glad that I've made a fool of myself in front of so many
> qualified (I'm sure) geneticists! I guess you know all about the secrets
> of the world.
Well, I doubt that anybody knows all the secrets of the world, including
our listmembers. However, in fact there's little evidence that there is
anything like a "Celtic" DNA, even less that it is dominant in any way.
> I only made an observation that is strictly true. I did not
> mention that what I said had any scientific fact, but everything I said was
> true. The Jimison characteristics seem to dominate the family no matter
> who we marry.
Fine, I see no reason for doubting that observation of yours. So, these
Jimmison characteristics are typical for your family.
> Since the Jimisons come from Ireland by way of Scotland I
> wondered if that could mean somethiing. Since I do not have much
> scientific background I would not know much about genetics and such.
And those on the list more knowledgeable in that matters seem to have
pointed out to you why what you indicated that it could mean isn't very
likely. Do you have any problems with this?
> I'm just glad that so many people are able to set me in my place. I have
> never associated with so many qualified genetic scientists as I have on this
I'm not sure if anybody here is such a qualified geneticist, but
actually, most of what has been written as yet is nothing very specific
- you can find it in any basic book on biology, actually.
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